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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from The Lord Mayor's Chapel, College Green, Bristol. Avon. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: Bristol. Avon.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Three years ago John and Margaret Plowright bought 20 acres of farmland and a disused 18th-century convent in the Portuguese village of Serpa. Oliver Walston finds out how they've adapted to the different lifestyle.
Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Margaret Plowright
Unknown: Serpa. Oliver Walston

: Sunday

LWonly 7.40-8.00 with Libby Purves and Andrew Green Producer JULI WILLS
Editor BEVERLEY MCAINSH including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Juli Wills
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Peter Ustinov

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about schemes to help profoundly deaf people use the telephone.
0 DONATIONS: Peter Ustinov , RNID, [address removed] or ring [number removed]with your credit card details.


Unknown: Peter Ustinov

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Mission 89.
Last week preacher Billy Graham. addressed the first Mission meeting at London's West Ham football ground. Today's service was recorded at the event. Introduced by THE REV GAVIN REID.


Unknown: Billy Graham.
Unknown: Gavin Reid.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by JOHN SCOTNEY


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: John Scotney
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

Presented by Nicholas Comfort


Presented By: Nicholas Comfort
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is actress Maria Aitken.
She talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Maria Aitken.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Jon Silverman Editor MARTIN cox


Presenter: Jon Silverman
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
0 QUESTIONS: on postcards, to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC. PO Box 2
Manchester M60 ISJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward

: Resurrection Day

by Anita Bronson.
With Maurice Denham as Frank
Kay Adshead as Pamela
Jennifer Piercey as May
and Christian Rodska as Jeff

Christine Curry deserted her husband and daughter 20 years ago. When they hear a radio message that she is in intensive care in hospital, they find it hard to know how to respond.

(BBC Bristol) (Stereo) (R)


Writer: Anita Bronson
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Frank: Maurice Denham
Pamela: Kay Adshead
May: Jennifer Piercey
Jeff: Christian Rodska
Mrs Dawlish: Sheila Grant
Announcer: Brian Hewlett
Sister: Julie Berry
Policeman: Alan Coveney
Policeman: Andrew Hilton
Boy: David Bartlett
Boy: Michael Carding

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor
Producer CHRIS PALING. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Researcher Janice Smith
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Hoffnung

A celebration in words, music and non-sequiturs in which Bob Sinfield captures the blunderbuss-spread of Gerard Hoffnung 's wit by letting the man speak for himself and about himself. But such was the influence of this musician-cartoonist-writer-clown - and-prison-visitor-extraordinaire that others must have a voice, including
Annetta Hoffnung , Joseph Horovitz , John Dankworth and Harry Enfield.


Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Annetta Hoffnung
Unknown: Joseph Horovitz
Unknown: John Dankworth
Written By: Bob Sinfield

: Treasure Islands

Presenter Penelope Lively. With illustrator and author Quentin Blake.


Presenter: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Quentin Blake.

: Down the River Great Ouse

First of four programmes. George Washington , aquatic mites, flamingoes, soap, pancakes and poetry all feature in conversations that Cliff Morgan has on the first stage of a journey Down the River Great Ouse. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
0 See David Gillard , left


Unknown: George Washington
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: River Great Ouse.
Producer: Anthony Smith
Unknown: David Gillard

: Tales of a Dragon-Watcher

The Druid's Bad News
Did the Tower of London's original ravens hail from Wales? Roger Worsley finds out.
BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: News

: Six Encounters in France

with Daniel Snowman. 3: Alain Finkielkraut ponders the Pyramid in front of the Louvre.


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.
Unknown: Alain Finkielkraut

: Cat's Whiskers

Introduced by Julie First and Adrian Moorhouse. This week's birthday guest is Esther Rantzen , and Fairground
Attraction, backstage, at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham.
Be a radio super sleuth with Kitty Purwell and Dick Dogsbody in Blue Murder on the Spamchester Express, with Elizabeth Estensen and Timothy Spall ; script by LEE PRESSMAN .
BILL TORRANCE'S Treasure Trail (Week 6).
Plus E. NESBIT 'S The House of Arden, dramatised by CHRIS CURRY
9: Two White Cats and a Polar Bear with Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Introduced By: Julie First
Introduced By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Dick Dogsbody
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Script By: Lee Pressman
Script By: Bill Torrance'S
Unknown: E. Nesbit
Dramatised By: Chris Curry
Unknown: Lis Roberts
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Edith Nesbit: Penelope Keith

: Open Mind

Edward Mortimer challenges guests to open their minds on a current issue.


Unknown: Edward Mortimer
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Open University

7.00 The Enlightenment: Batty Langley
7.20 Foreground Battles and Rearguard Action
7.40 Living with Technology: A Foundation Course

: The Local Network

This is the dawning of the age of the elderly. Old Attitudes
An 87-year-old newspaper boy; one woman's fight against ageism; and why supermarkets are recruiting pensioners. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East

: Bookshelf

Presenter Nigel Forde. Featuring
Beryl Bainbridge 's bookshelves; Gillian Clarke 's Letting in the Rumour; and Michael Meyer 's Not Prince Hamlet.


Presenter: Nigel Forde.
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Michael Meyer

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare Producers KEITH JONES and FRANCES BYRNES Editor MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producers: Keith Jones
Unknown: Frances Byrnes
Editor: Michael Ember

: Byron in Exile

A Great Duty for a Good Cause
The last of an eight-part story of the poet's life in Italy and Greece. With
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Introduced By: Brian Gear.
Producer: Margaret Bradley
Lord Byron: Robert Powell

: The Natural History Programme

with Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: Seeds of Faith

The Quiet Beauty of Art In the last of three talks about art and religion,
The Rev George Pattison is Looking East to the churches of eastern Christendom and Buddhist teaching. Stereo


Unknown: George Pattison

: News and Election Special

Europe Counts
The elections to the European Parliament harness the voting power of 250 million people, and make a significant impact on the great debate about Europe's future. As the results come in, Brian Redhead presents fast and comprehensive coverage. with reports from BBC correspondents around
Europe and analysis from David Butler and David Walter. European politicians join the studio team, live, to discuss what direction the EC should take and what effect it will have on our lives. Producers ANNE SLOMAN and CHARLES SIGLER including from
12.00 12.30 am News


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: David Walter.
Producers: Anne Sloman
Producers: Charles Sigler

: Options

4.00 Education Matters Susan Marling explores the changing world of education.
4.30 Inside Science A series of ten programmes 9: Building Roads with Paul Heiney Consultant DENNIS GILBERT (R)
5.00 Applying the Micro Dilly Barlow and Nigel Forde investigate unusual uses for computers in business.
5.30 Get By in Japanese The last of a six-part series. presented by Masae Marr and Takeyoshi Kawashima. Business and Pleasure Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN Series producer FRANK WARWICK (R)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dennis Gilbert
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Presented By: Masae Marr
Presented By: Takeyoshi Kawashima.
Unknown: Chihoko Moran
Producer: Frank Warwick

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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